Visitors to Jarrell Planation are invited to step back in time this Labor Day weekend and celebrate the hard work and ingenuity of the Georgia farmers who labored to keep their farms alive through General Sherman’s “March to the Sea,” industrialization and the cotton boll weevil.
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"It is important to know your family history," said Society of John Gaither Descendants member Steve Beardslee.
Every year since 1984, the Society of John Gaither Descendants have a special gathering hosted by a different member. This year, Roy Gaither was in charge of planning the event and chose to have the lunch at Gaither Farm.
Visitors to Jarrell Plantation can get a feel for the hard work and ingenuity needed to thrive on a Georgia Piedmont plantation in the 1800s this Labor Day weekend as the historic site hosts its Labor Day Folklife Celebration.
The 1847 house was built by John Jarrell. (Staff Photo: Heather Middleton)
The historic Jarrell Plantation is part of Georgia State Parks. It offers a half-mile loop for visitors to learn about the farm’s history. (St…
The Jarrell Plantation was donated by the family in the 1970s to preserve a working farm and plantation. The farm was started in 1840. (Staff …
R.L. Jarrell carved his name in the bricks used to create the syrup furnace. (Staff Photo: Heather Middleton)
This is one of three homes on the property. It was built in 1847 by John Jarrell. (Staff Photo: Heather Middleton)
Homes on the historic Jarrell Plantation are open for visitors to see what life was like for farmers and their families. (Staff Photo: Heather…
All homes on the Jarrell Plantation are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. (Staff Photo: Heather Middleton)